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What do you prefer for College?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Craigster, Feb 28, 2018.


Which would you rather choose?

  1. College A: Decent program in your field, close to home & family, low cost

  2. College B: Excellent program in your field, far away from home, close to some friends, high cost

  1. Craigster

    Craigster Master of Puns

    Dec 31, 2016
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    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Consider the following scenario
    The time has come for you to choose a college. However, there are many things to consider: location, how good the degree is, cost & tuition, and the amount family & friends nearby. Some things may have to be traded off for others. You have two options, which seem to be relatively opposite. What option do you think is a better deal?

    As a junior in high school, now is the time I am starting to look at colleges, so I'd really appreciate feedback from you guys!
  2. SuperKimxD

    SuperKimxD Space Case

    Dec 30, 2010
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    Really, it's up to you personally. A poll won't help much.

    What I did was started with community college (20-40 minute drive from home, very cheap). That way I could get used to a college workload and setting while still living in the comfort of my own home. After two years of that (to get most of my general ed out of the way), I transferred to an out of state university. Plus, if you go to community college, you don't have to take the SAT :^)
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  3. Vashie

    Vashie Kuew~
    Game Team

    Jan 27, 2010
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    not to go to college

    Ok more of a serious answer for your situation.
    I took online courses instead of going to the campus since it was cheaper.
    I lost an opportunity for the "college" lifestyle and missing out on a lot of their tech,
    BUT, I got to learn a lot of my own things staying at home.
    Being able to stay home let me open up my animation side that I actually enjoyed with friends.
    I also picked up free courses online when I could because of the fact that I was pretty much stuck at home.
    Either option has benefits. It all depends on what your goals are focused on.
    You want to focus on school and finish quickly while learning the most you can, stay home and do the low cost program while you learn more
    on the side.
    You want to learn what it means to be independent and gain new life experiences you wouldn't get
    being around home? Go for the higher costing programs that are further from home.
    #3 Vashie , Feb 28, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
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  4. Juan.

    Juan. Veteran Membah'

    Apr 7, 2010
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    I think the real question is why would you want a degree for; if it's just to have it or to honor your parents, you are in trouble.

    In your position, If my plans were to become the best in my field and I could comfortably afford it I would choose option B.

    Now speaking from personal experience I went to a low cost/close to home/ good program college and after getting my marketing degree I picked up animation again and that's what I'm doing for work now by my own. In highschool I never cared for any a career in particular, in the career aptitude test I got biology and I was like "sure whatever I liked looking at dead animals, plants and gross stuff through a microscope at the school's lab"; my point is not many schools prepare you to what you're going to do after highschool is over OR if they showed what type of projects you could accomplish by studying certain degrees; graphic design is fucking awesome and I didn't know it until like a year ago; I would be a much better animator by now if I had chosen graphic design.

    If you are relying on the limiting belief that if you go to college, get a degree and once you get a safe job in your field you're good to go, you are also in trouble, I sure was.
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